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Step up for Fiesta
Ford had used Fiesta as base for Super 2000 car already in 2010 season and as new World Rally Car regulations were largely S2000 based, it was logical for them to adopt Fiesta as Ford's new WRCar.

It's not entirely correct to say that Fiesta was smaller than it's predecessor Focus, as this applies to length but not to width. Just under four meters long, which is 30 cm less than Focus, Fiesta is 20 mm wider. This results an interesting unreal appearance, especially when viewed low from rear and to side where extremely wide front wings are most apparent.

Engine-wise the regulations called for 1.6 liters of maximum capacity, which does not reflect at all in reported nominal power output. Maximum torque has dropped to 450 Nm from earlier 550 Nm of Focus' two-liter engine. The drop is remarkably less than that of Citroen's 350 Nm, but Citroen's unit produces that at 3250 rpm whereas Ford reaches it's peak at 4000 rpm.

Debut WRC event: Sweden 2011
Best WRC result: 1st by Mikko Hirvonen in Sweden 2011
 1st by Mikko Hirvonen in Australia 2011
 1st by Jari-Matti Latvala in Great Britain 2011
 1st by Jari-Matti Latvala in Sweden 2012
 1st by Mads Ostberg in Portugal 2012
 1st by Jari-Matti Latvala in Great Britain 2012
Rallies contested: 27  (works entries)
WRC starts: 53  (works entries)
Outright wins: 6  (wins to rallies ratio 22.2%)
Podiums: 57  (podiums to starts ratio 107.5%)
DNF's: 5  (DNF's to starts ratio 9.4 %)
Points scored: 2560  (manufacturer championship points)
Avg points per rally: 94.8  
Technical data
Group and class World Rally Car (2011)
Location: Front
Turbo: Yes
Cylinders: 4 in line
Valves: 16
Bore x stroke: 83.0 x 73.9 mm
Cubic capacity: 1600 cc
Power: 300 hp
Torque: 450 Nm
Length: 3963 mm
Width: 1820 mm
Wheelbase: 2480 mm
Weight: 1200 kg
Drive: 4WD
Gears: 6
Sequential: Yes
Clutch plates: 2
Ford Fiesta WRC
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